Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough



Welcome to Nursery

Meet the Nursery staff

Mrs Abbott

Miss Haughton Mrs Osbourne


EYFS Leader of Learning

Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

Monday 6th March 2023

On World Book Day, the children came to nursery dressed as some amazing story book characters. Everyone had a great day looking at each others books, using the small world resources to retell familiar stories and talk about each other's costumes. We love to dress up in Nursery and we all had a great day. 

Thursday 16th February 2023

This term, while reading their focus story; 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', the nursery children had a big shock!!  One morning they came to nursery to find the 'Three Bears' Cottage' a mess. The children were very angry and wanted to find out who had done the crime. They put on their police uniforms and began to investigate and look for clues. 

The children used their pre-writing skills to make wanted posters, which they stuck up around the school. 

Today, the nursery children received a letter from Goldilocks, explaining that she was very sorry and that she would not do it again.  The children were glad to hear that Goldilocks was sorry and they were happy to play in the Three Bears' house again.

Thursday 16th February 2023

The children enjoyed celebrating 'National Fairy-Tale Day'. They came to Nursery dressed as their favourite story book character. Throughout the day, they had the opportunity to share their book with their friends and talk about their favourite part of the book. The children developed their creative skills by cutting and gluing resources to make a magic wand. Some children used a tally chart to ask the children which story they liked the best. They made marks to record their findings.  The day made our love of reading come to life.

Monday 30th January 2023

This term, the children in Nursery have been reading traditional tales. They have focused on the book 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children have enjoyed acting out the different characters from the story in their very own three bears cottage. The children have been repeating the familiar phrases and changing the sound of their voice to match the bears.

In the story, Mummy bear made porridge. The children were excited to make their own porridge. They had the choice of golden syrup, sugar, salt or tomato sauce to add to their porridge. We talked about special words that we could use to describe the porridge: lumpy, too hot, delicious, yucky, horrible and just right. 

Monday 12th December 2022

The nursery Christmas party was a great success. The children enjoyed playing traditional party games and eating some special food. 

Friday 9th December 2022

Congratulations to all the nursery children for completing the Reading Challenge this term. You have all worked very hard with reading at home with your family. Thank you very much to all the supportive families we have at DWE. Reading is a vital skill and nurturing the love of reading at an early age is very important. 

Below are some of the fun activities the children enjoyed.

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Nursery and all of the EYFS children have been working so hard this term to learn their lines, remember new songs and practice their dance routines. All the children did an amazing job and all the staff are very proud of them.  Well done everyone!

Monday 21st November 2022

Maths Week was lots of fun in Nursery!

Our Numberblocks day was "the best day ever".  The children came dressed as their favourite Numberblocks number. The nursery was very colourful and all our activities related to our number.  Each child brought in items to represent their number. We recited numbers past five and learnt to say one number for each item in order. We sang lots of number songs,  made number hats and searched for numbers in our garden. Great counting everyone!

Below are a few of the books we read that had a number focus.

Monday 7th November 2022

This week, the children in Nursery have been sharing their bonfire night experiences. They used the school iPads to create firework pictures using 'Doddle'. The children were able to change the colour of their pen and find the first letter of their name on the keyboard. The children talked about what they heard and what they saw. Lots of lovely language was used - bang, whizz, beautiful, colours, sparkly, crackle and rocket.

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Today, Nursery used the last of the pears from our nursery pear tree to make pear cakes. All the children helped to measure out the ingredients using the scales. They counted out the paper cases and mixed the ingredients in a bowl.  We talked about how to hold a knife safely and some children diced the pears carefully. All the children scooped a spoon full of  mixture into a paper case and sprinkled some chopped pear pieces on the top. Luckily, all the cakes were baked in time for the children to take one home. 

Friday 14th October 2022

This week, the children have been reading 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert. The story describes how leaves blow in the wind and land as different pictures. This inspired the children to create their own pictures using a variety of Autumn objects. Please open the pictures below to look at their amazing transient art work.

6th October 2022. 

In the Nursery this term, we have been learning lots of nursery rhymes. Below is a useful website called Tiny Happy People which has lots of videos of parents and children singing nursery rhymes.  Please use the link below and have a go!

Tiny Happy People

11th September 2022

A very big welcome to all the nursery families this week. We have completed our first two full days and I am so pleased  on how you have all played so well with the resources and have started to make new friends. I have attached a few photos of you learning in the different areas, which I will add to next week.